Contact Us            FR

LEADS Community for Practice Exchange Day


2016 Exchange Day


June 8, 2016

Fairmont Château Laurier
Ottawa, Ontario

Integrating LEADS Into Practice

Creating Learning Organizations




  Agenda    l    Summary    l    Speakers   l  Committee   l   Photo Gallery   l   Exchange Day Home
The 2016 LEADS Exchange day was held in Ottawa on June 8, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Eighty (80) participants from across the country participated in a day of sharing, connecting, and learning.

The Exchange Day started with a panel discussion on what is needed to lead the health system transformation questions and ended with the preliminary findings of the environmental scan on building a tool on the return on investment (ROI) of leadership development.  Participants received much value from being in dialogue with others and the day was designed to be very interactive. 

This day would not have been possible without all of the speakers. They were engaging and brought out the different perspectives of leadership. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and support of LEADS. Their bios can be found here.

Thank you as well to the LEADS 2016 Organizing Committee as well as the below sponsors for their contribution:



Mastermind Groups:  Bringing LEADS to life

In small groups, participants gathered around seven different topics.  The purpose of these informal, interactive sessions was for participants to share thoughts, ideas and learnings as the lead for each discussion brought forward an idea, tool, topic or question.

Learn more…


LEADS Research - Exploring the uptake of LEADS
Shauna Fenwick , Co-sponsor, LEADS Impact Study, Fenwick Leadership Explorations

Shauna Fenwick shared the preliminary findings of the exploratory case study on the experience of five health organizations that were ‘early adopters’ of LEADS. The study set out to systematically document the answers to five strategic research questions:

Learn more…


How to Build A Learning Organization
Ellen Melis and Kathleen Paterson

Ellen and Kathleen shared a tool that assesses three components of building a learning organization. The tool identified how each of the building blocks relate to the capabilities of the LEADS framework. Participants worked on re-wording the questions so that they would be appropriate for health environments.

Learn more…


The ROI of Leadership Development
Kelly Grimes and Graham Dickson

The presenters provided an update on the twelve-partner Pan-Canadian and International Project on Return on Investment in Leadership Development in Healthcare. The project aims to develop a simple, reliable, cost-effective and valid ROI tool that organizations can use to assess their leadership development efforts. They presented preliminary findings of the scoping review – work that was carried out by the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation in Manitoba.

Learn more…



Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 6 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement